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Brockville General Hospital

Position Summary:

Working under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Social Worker is responsible for offering a full range of client-centred clinical social work services to clients with acute, and/or severe and persistent mental illnesses in a facility and/or community setting.  Working as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, the Social Worker promotes the role of community treatment and collaborates with community resources to help meet the mental health needs of the individual.  The Social Worker works in accordance with BGH policies and the regulations of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

Position:  Social Worker, Crisis Team, Mental Health

Region:  Leeds & Grenville

Description:  Requirements:
Education/Specific Training Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in social work from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
  • For Outpatient, Crisis and Community team members, a current drivers abstract, a Valid Class G Ontario driver’s licence and current vehicle insurance in good standing is required to participate in community programming, home visits and/or traveling to satellite offices. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and professional development as evidenced by participation in programs, courses, seminars that enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to accompany police to visit individuals in their homes.

Experience and Knowledge:
  • 3-5 years’ previous mental health experience preferably in crisis or inpatient unit
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing social work services, including treatment methods such as individual, group and family therapy, to persons with an acute and/or severe mental illness.
  • Specific knowledge of social work theories and practices to develop, implement and evaluate treatment/rehabilitation plans.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skills in working with individuals with various types of dementia and other mental illnesses.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including, but not limited to, The Mental Health Act, The Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, The Regulated Health Professionals Act, The Substitute Decisions Act, The Health Care Consent Act, and the Personal Health Information Protection Act.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the OCSWSSW.
  • Knowledge of psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, cooperatively and constructively within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of community resources, programs and agencies available to clients and families.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and ability to present/teach to small and large groups.
  • Skilled in defusing critical clinical situations
  • Experience working in a computerized environment, sound knowledge and understanding of computer-based operations.
  • Good attendance and availability required.

Salary:  To be discussed

Terms of Employment:  Casual

Deadline for Application:  Friday, September 01, 2017

How to Apply:  
Please send your current résumé quoting the above Competition Number to:

Brockville General Hospital – Human Resources Department

75 Charles Street
Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1S8

Fax: (613) 345-8305

We thank all applicants for their expressed interest; however, only successful candidate(s) will be notified

FILE 2017-175

Location:  Brockville

Profession Type:  Social Services (Social Workers, Counsellors)

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